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April 16, 2014

Metoyer to present 10th annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture

Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

headshot of Cheryl MetoyerCheryl A. Metoyer, associate professor and associate dean for research in the University of Washington’s Information School, will deliver the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s 10th annual Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture on Thursday, April 24 in Alder Hall.

In her lecture “Are We There Yet? The Four Directions in Native American Higher Education,” Metoyer will talk about the historic development of Native Americans in higher education.

A reception will be held at 5 p.m. in the Alder Hall Commons, followed by the lecture at 6 p.m. in the auditorium. Both events are free and open to the public. To register, contact cpromad@uw.edu or call 206-685-9594 by April 21.

Metoyer is an adjunct associate professor in American Indian Studies. Her research interests include indigenous knowledge systems with an emphasis on American Indian and Alaska Native tribal nations and information-seeking behaviors in cultural communities.

Before joining the iSchool faculty, Metoyer was the chief academic affairs officer for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and a faculty member at the University of California, Los Angeles and University of California, Riverside. In 2006, she received a Rockefeller Fellowship in the Humanities to study Native American systems of knowledge.

The Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture is an annual lecture series named for UW’s first vice president for the Office of Minority Affairs.